Sara Tendulkar, daughter of iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, recently confronted a disconcerting trend on social media platforms, particularly on X (formerly known as Twitter), involving the proliferation of deepfake photos and counterfeit accounts misrepresenting her identity. Expressing her concern over the misuse of technology, Sara took to Instagram to address the prevalence of false portrayals and impersonation, seeking action against these misleading profiles.
In her Instagram post, Sara emphasized the unsettling nature of the misuse of technology, which compromises the authenticity and truthfulness of the internet. “Social media is a wonderful space for all of us to share our joys, sorrows, and daily activities. However, it is disconcerting to see the misuse of technology as it takes away from the truth and authenticity of the internet,” she stated.
Having encountered deepfake photos circulating on X (formerly Twitter) that starkly differed from reality, Sara expressed her dismay and highlighted the creation of several accounts impersonating her on the platform. Asserting her lack of presence on X, she urged the platform to take corrective measures and suspend these deceptive accounts to prevent further misinformation.
“Entertainment should never come at the expense of the truth. Let’s encourage communication that’s based on trust and reality,” Sara further advocated, stressing the significance of fostering genuine and transparent interactions on social media.
Additionally, amidst these technological infringements, rumours about Sara Tendulkar’s alleged relationship with Indian cricketer Shubman Gill surfaced. These speculations were further fueled during an episode of ‘Koffee With Karan season 8,’ where actress Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan, indirectly hinted at Gill’s association with Sachin’s daughter, denying her own involvement with the cricketer.
Refuting the dating rumours surrounding her, Sara Ali Khan humorously commented, “You have got the wrong Sara guys. Sara ka sara duniya galat Sara ke piche pada hai (The whole world is after the wrong Sara).”
Sara Tendulkar’s ordeal sheds light on the imperative need to combat misinformation and safeguard individuals from the repercussions of technological misuse, urging platforms to take stringent actions against such fraudulent activities on social media.
Sources By Agencies